Wage Proposals Exceed Even Those Backed By President
At a debate of Democratic primary candidates running for the open 12th district of North Carolina seat, the five contenders all backed a significant increase in the federal minimum wage. While President Obama has called for raising the current rate from $7.25 to $10.10, the candidates generally supported raising the wage to at least $12 per hour, while two backed an increase all the way to $15. The narrow 12th district runs from Charlotte north to Greensboro, and is heavily Democratic. The winner of that party’s primary is almost guaranteed to win in the general election.
Further Reading:The Charlotte (NC) Observer reported on the debate.
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